Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My Baby Turned 10

Monday was Hayley's birthday! Hard to believe my baby is 10! Sunday evening at the dinner table I asked Dean if there was anything special going on on Monday. Hayley immediately piped up and said it was her birthday. Dean said that's not important. Hayley said yes it is - I'm turning double digits! We laughed! Funny how something like that can be so exciting. It would be great to be young again and be able to look forward to things like that! Hayley wanted a scooter for her birthday so that's what she got! No, there's no frosting on the cake! She didn't want any on there so I didn't put any on. It looks kinda naked but it's her birthday and you gotta please the birthday girl. But after she got a piece of cake, then she decided she wanted some frosting! Crazy girl!

My Weekend

Saturday, Jenn, a friend of mine, hosted a jewelry party in WL so another friend, Ellie, and I went there. I didn't plan to buy anything because I really don't wear a lot of jewelry but I couldn't resist. I got two bracelets and a necklace for myself and some Christmas gifts for Hayley. Shhh, don't tell her! After the party, we went out for supper and some drinks. It was such a fun time! We've already scheduled our next get-together - Wings next month. Can't wait!

Sunday Hayley and I had the Girl Scout Investiture/Rededication Ceremony. It's a family event so Dean and Tanner got to go, too. Hayley officially bridged from Brownie Girl Scouts to Junior Girl Scouts. Along with a new title, they wear green vests instead of brown sashes. Pretty exciting!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Kids' Birthday Party

Last Sunday afternoon the kids had their birthday party with their friends. The kids wanted a sleepover but Dean said no way! So a bowling and pizza party it was. I think all the kids had a great time! When they arrived they ate pizza. Then they bowled for an hour and then for the last 1/2 hour they had cake and ice cream and then opened gifts and played with their friends. I'm just glad it's over! Here are some photos!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

"My" New Baby

I mentioned earlier that my friend Maria had her baby a couple weeks ago. This semester she only has one class on campus (and one internet class) and has asked me to watch little Jordan while she attends class. Of course, I said YES!!! So every MWF for about an hour and a half, I watch the little guy. I started babysitting when he was less than two weeks old. How cool is that?! Needless to say, I look forward to my MWFs. He's so sweet!!!

Tanner's Birthday

Thursday was Tanner's birthday! It's hard to believe he's 11 already!! YIKES!! That means I'm getting old! I baked his cake at 7 am and almost screwed it up. I don't suggest baking as soon as your feet hit the floor in the morning!! He chose to eat at Pizza Ranch for his birthday supper. Then we came home and had cake.
This is his birthday present he picked out last weekend while we were in SF. It's a game called Cosmic Catch and it's lots of fun!!!

Tanner was upset that he didn't get trick candles. I almost always buy trick candles and just decided not to this year. Well, I guess that was a mistake. He'll definitely be getting trick candles next year because he was very disappointed he did not this year - who knew???

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

OK - So Here's My New Hair!

You wanted to know what my new hair looked like, right? Well, here it is! I'm still getting used to doing it but I think this is one of my better hair days so far so I better post a picture! Let me know what you think! But it's not like I can just glue my 8 inches back on! Remember that and be kind!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fall is Here!

Another week is gone! Friday I was going to watch Alonna for a bit while her mom ran errands but then her daddy got to. I was disappointed but it actually was for the best. My friend Maria, who had her baby on September 29th, said I could come visit. So Friday afternoon I headed over to her place. His name is Jordan and he is so cute!! And little! I only got to stay for an hour, had to get the kids from school, but I wanted to stay longer. He is so precious! I can't wait to see him again. Soon, I hope!!

Saturday the kids went to bowling league and then we went to the Corn Maze. Hayley and I had been there twice before for Girl Scouts. Dean and Tanner had never been there, or to one period. I don't know why I suggested we go. I hate the feeling of getting lost and Dean was trying. He wanted us to split up, boys vs girls, but I said no way. This is going to be done as a family because really, I have no sense of direction. And even though they give you a map, I still would have been lost! We found the secret treasure chest so we all got a treat from the concession stand. Then we stopped in SF on our way home. We were only going to stop for a bit but it ended up being much longer. Imagine that!! We did a little shopping, the kids picked out their birthday presents, and then we ate at Chevy's. It was really good. But here we are at a mexican restaurant and the kids order american - a cheeseburger and chicken strips! Crazy kids!!

Sunday was laundry and homework for me! Dean took off for Mpls as he has a Quality Conference there Monday and Tuesday. So it's just the kids and I for a few days. Thank goodness today is a holiday!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Thank Goodness Last Week is Over!!!

Last week was very crazy! It was homecoming week and I had two organizations in the parade - Hayley's Girl Scout troop (which I'm the leader) and PBL, a college business club (which I'm the president). I had two tests last week. I was supposed to have four but two of them ended up being yesterday (Monday). Hayley and I had a Girl Scout meeting on Tuesday. Friday night we had to decorate the PBL float for the parade. I received very little help so Dean and the kids had to help, A LOT. Thanks guys!! Saturday morning was the parade. After the parade, I had lunch with some friends, two who graduated last May. It was great to see them! I didn't get to spend very much time with them because we had to go to H2O to get haircuts and visit family. I finally decided to do something drastic, with a little prodding from Dean. I chopped off 8 inches!!! It was a shock but I'm slowly getting used to it. Hayley wants to get hers chopped now. We'll see if she actually follows through at the next haircut. I can't really tell if people like it or not because they don't even say anything about it. My goodness - 8 inches are gone!! Anyways, Dean and Hayley say it looks really good so I'll just have to believe them. Also, my mother-in-law said I look more professional and that's what I was going for as I will be out job hunting next year!

I had two tests and two meetings yesterday. The new school had an open house last night so we went to check it out. It looks really nice. But it's really big and confusing. After walking in many circles I'm not so sure I could have found my way out!! Hopefully the kids won't get lost! Today I have three meetings! After today, I should have a fairly relaxing week - which I really need!